Workshops & Seminars

Maryland and Richmond Weeks 2 and 3 only. Seminars and Workshops to be chosen from but not limited to:

Introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Founded by Swiss music educator Emile Jaques Dalcroze, Eurhythmics is a unique approach to developing musicianship through movement, ear training and improvisation activities.

Conducting

Learn basic skills of conducting and leading an ensemble. Students will prepare a short score while conducting their peers. Students will be have an opportunity to conduct in the final performance.

Orchestral Skills

Students will gain insights into orchestral playing from orchestral harpists as well as a professional symphony conductor during this informative session.

Introduction to Improvisation and Jazz for Classical Musicians

A brief lecture on the history of Jazz. All harpists will learn the basics of improvisation.

Practical Seminar for the Music Student

Information will be given regarding careers in music, competitions and places for further study. Guest faculty, all of whom are teachers at major conservatories/music schools, will add their insights.

The Gig Harpist

The business aspects of music will be explored, with its resources and realities. Students will develop a wedding repertoire list and book, individualized contracts, marketing strategies and other practical aspects of a professional harpist.

Harp Therapy Overview

Insight into the emerging field of harp therapy. Exciting new research, applications and possibilities will be explored.

Harp Maintenance

This informative session with a harp technician will help students learn how to keep their instruments in shape between regulations.

Efficient, Effective Practicing

In this seminar, we explore tips, tricks and techniques for efficent and effective practicing. Learning how to work, or as we call it, "the habits of greatness" makes all the difference. Year after year, students (and their teachers) say this seminar has inspired the most profound growth in their harp playing.